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"Gonorrhoea fast becoming 'untreatable', WHO experts warn," reports Sky News. Analysis of data from 77 countries by the World Health Organization (WHO) found antibiotic resistance exists against almost all antibiotics currently used to treat the sexually transmitted infection (STI)...
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"Ejaculating at least 21 times a month significantly reduces a man's risk of prostate cancer," is the headline on the Mail Online. This is based on research from the US that asked men how often they ejaculated per month and subsequent reporting of prostate cancer. They found that men who...
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"Abnormal deposits that build up in the brain during Alzheimer's have been pictured in unprecedented detail by UK scientists," reports BBC News. Alzheimer's disease is characterised by two proteins that take abnormal forms and build up in the brain: beta amyloid plaques and tangles of tau...
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"A common ingredient of soap and toothpaste could be causing antibiotic resistance and fuelling the spread of superbugs," the Mail Online reports. This news follows the results of a study that looked at whether there could be a common reason why some gut bacteria have resistance to both...
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"Millions of people taking common heartburn and indigestion medications could be at an increased risk of death," The Guardian reports after a US study found people taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) had a slightly higher risk of death than the control group. PPIs reduce the amount of...
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"Brain training games boost the memory and may reduce the risk of dementia, new research suggests," The Daily Telegraph reports. Researchers used an app called Game Show to treat people with amnestic mild cognitive impairment. Amnestic mild cognitive impairment, which is characterised by...
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"Nearly a quarter of women who don't make cervical screening appointments are unaware that the process even exists, according to a UK survey," BBC News reports. Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the cervix, the entrance to the womb. It's responsible for around 900 deaths...
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"Over-the-counter magnesium tablets significantly improve depression in just two weeks, new research reveals," the Mail Online reports. A small study found that people taking the supplements – on top of their existing treatment – reported an improvement in depression symptoms. However,...
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"Boys who get fat in their teenage years are much more likely to suffer a life-threatening stroke as an adult, experts today warned," The Sun reports. Swedish researchers suspect the association could be down to the effects of high blood pressure , a known risk factor for strokes . The...
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"A 'painless' sticking plaster flu jab that delivers vaccine into the skin has passed important safety tests in the first trial in people," BBC News reports. Results of a small phase 1 trial were encouraging, with no serious side effects reported. The patch, around the size of a standard...
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"Middle-aged male office workers 'more sedentary than over-75-year-olds'," The Daily Telegraph reports. A survey in Scotland suggests previous studies may have underestimated sedentary behaviour in middle-age by not asking about time at work, which for many people increasingly involves...
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"Your coffee machine could be making you ill," the Mail Online reports, saying that steam released by the machine could be creating the perfect conditions for fungi to grow. The Sun reports a similar risk for kettles and showers. But before you throw out your expensive coffee pod machine...
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"Taking paracetamol when pregnant 'makes boys less manly, less aggressive and lowers their sex drive'," reports The Sun. But the alarming headline doesn't explain that the research was in mice, not humans. Researchers gave daily doses of paracetamol to pregnant mice, and looked into the...
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"Sex is the key to staying sharp in old age," reports the Mail Online after researchers found older people who have regular sex scored better on two of five brain tests. Participants who had sex at least once a week scored higher on tests that measured their verbal fluency and spatial...
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22 June 2017 – Canada has become the 30th country to launch a national dementia strategy after a private members’ Bill-C233 was passed by the Canadian Parliament. More than 564,000 Canadians are living with dementia. The passing of the Bill means that it will help ensure that all of...
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"Toxic fumes in aircraft cabins could cause serious health problems, scientists warn," reports The Sun. This is based on a UK study investigating air contamination on aircraft and its possible effects on the health of pilots and cabin crew. The researchers say the air supply on planes can...
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In July this year, an exciting new project will launch across our information outreach services in Northern Ireland, Scotland and London & South East England. The ‘UK Hear to Inform and Connect’ project, funded by Big Lottery, will enable us to expand our existing face-to-face...
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Manchester Centre for Deaf Studies has just been given a second large award to help towards the training of lipreading teachers. This means that the course organisers are again able to greatly reduce the lipreading teacher training tuition fees by giving generous fee grants, interest free loans and...
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20 June 2017 - We are seeking a Director of Policy, Communication and Publications as well as a Temporary Communications and Administration Assistant. These are great opportunities to be part of our team in London. [Find out more]
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"Cholesterol-lowering jab to help prevent heart disease," reports BBC Online. The headline refers to a recent mouse study that aimed to see whether a new vaccine could reduce cholesterol and lower the risk of heart disease. Mice bred to develop heart and vascular disease were given the...

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